Hopatcong BOE to Vote on Recommendations of School Closure, Reconfiguration

Photo of Hudson Maxim School by Sarah the Web Girl

With over $600,000 cut from their state aid, Hopatcong School District has some tough decisions to make for the future. The Board of Education is set to vote on recommendations made by Superintendent Art DiBenedetto on Monday, December 17. 

DiBenedetto has been conducting weekly meetings with the public and his recommendations include closing Hudson Maxim School and relocating eighth-graders to the high school. The last of his weekly meetings will be held this Wednesday, December 12 and focus on district reconfiguration. 

Closing Hudson Maxim School would allegedly save the district about $500,000. Preschoolers, kindergartners, and first-graders at the school would join fourth and fifth-graders at the Durban Avenue School. 

Any proceeds from the sale of Hudson Maxim School would reportedly be placed in reserve and used to upgrade the high school. If the school remains open, upgrades would have to be made to the HVAC system and some bathrooms.

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

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